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Designed and developed by IOHK in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh, the University of Athens and the University of Connecticut, Cardano SL (or Cardano Settlement Layer) is a Proof of Stake cryptocurrency based on the Haskell implementation of the white paper “Ouroboros: A Provably Secure Proof of Stake Blockchain Protocol” by Aggelos Kiayias, Alexander Russell, Bernardo David and Roman Oliynykov.

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October 12, 2018 11:31

Distributed Futures Webinar: Timestamping Smart Ledgers

Timestamping Smart Ledgers: Comparable, Universal, Traceable, Immune

This webinar examined current and historic methods for recording the time of an event, as well as the challenges that will be faced in the future. In the world of finance, these challenges include the stringent transaction timestamping requirements laid down by MiFID II Article 25 (or "RTS 25"). In geolocation, the interaction with global positioning systems, themselves subject to relativistic and quantum effects, are equally challenging. For Smart Ledgers, recording the time of transactions is a fundamental feature, yet there are a number of definitions and options that managers choose, often unknowingly, when they instruct their teams.

Webinar was held on: Friday, 07 September 2018

Webinar Slides can be found here: https://www.longfinance.net/events/all-events/timestamping-smart-ledgers-comparable-universal-traceable-immune-2/

For the full research report and further information on the Distributed Futures Research Programme, please click here: https://cardanofoundation.org/en/distributed-futures/

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Cardano Foundation partnered up with Z/Yen’s Distributed Futures to sponsor a research programme to investigate applications of blockchain technology. This research on Smart Ledgers and new technologies will not only help the development of the Cardano protocol but also help shape and influence the wider blockchain industry. The program is structured around the themes of society, technology, economic and politics and has four direct outcomes to expand frontiers, change systems, deliver services and build communities. The overarching aim is to work with many stakeholders to learn and build the vital infrastructure needed to make Smart Ledgers a success.


October 12, 2018 11:31

Distributed Futures Webinar: Smart Ledgers and World Trade

The Economic Impact Of Smart Ledgers On World Trade

Smart Ledgers could conservatively result in approximately $35 billion in extra global trade on an annual basis, based on a range of assumptions regarding the potential cost savings and the respective trade transmissions. Assuming that the import savings costs are symmetrically replicated in terms of export savings, the global trade boost could rise towards $70 billion per annum.

The webinar examined the methodology and findings of the respective report and assessed the potential global economic impact of related technologies.

Webinar was held on: Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Webinar Slides can be found here: https://www.longfinance.net/events/all-events/the-economic-impact-of-smart-ledgers-on-world-trade-2/

For the full research report and further information on the Distributed Futures Research Programme, please click here: https://cardanofoundation.org/en/distributed-futures/

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Cardano Foundation partnered up with Z/Yen’s Distributed Futures to sponsor a research programme to investigate applications of blockchain technology. This research on Smart Ledgers and new technologies will not only help the development of the Cardano protocol but also help shape and influence the wider blockchain industry. The program is structured around the themes of society, technology, economic and politics and has four direct outcomes to expand frontiers, change systems, deliver services and build communities. The overarching aim is to work with many stakeholders to learn and build the vital infrastructure needed to make Smart Ledgers a success.


October 12, 2018 11:31

Distributed Futures Webinar: Scandals

Get Smart About Scandals: Past Lessons For Future Finance

The financial world is shaken at intervals by scandals or revelations involving activities which, although not strictly speaking legal, provoke a level of moral indignation.

So what defences can be set up to ensure that corruption and scandal are to be prevented or at least avoided? Since the banking crash of 2008 in particular, compliance has become a major issue. Transparency, in turn, has become a rather over-used word, but is still a valuable concept. Smart Ledgers should prove to be a workable system that will cast light into dark corners and will prevent the continuing existence of what are sometimes referred to as Old Spanish Practices. It will hopefully reinforce confidence in companies, the system, and financial centres, which is all to the public good.

Measures need to be considered in ensuring that different working practices will become the industrial standard. There needs to be a clear policy on ethical issues at individual and company level, backed up by a system of oversight and compliance that can function without being obtrusive. So it is worth looking at such financial scandals, the circumstances which engendered them, and the measures taken both before and after which were designed to prevent them, in order to see whether there is a discernible pattern which can be traced and therefore classified and used in the hope that such things can be headed off or even avoided in future.

Webinar was held on: Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Webinar Slides can be found here: https://www.longfinance.net/events/all-events/get-smart-about-scandals-past-lessons-for-future-finance-2/

For the full research report and further information on the Distributed Futures Research Programme, please click here: https://cardanofoundation.org/en/distributed-futures/

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Cardano Foundation partnered up with Z/Yen’s Distributed Futures to sponsor a research programme to investigate applications of blockchain technology. This research on Smart Ledgers and new technologies will not only help the development of the Cardano protocol but also help shape and influence the wider blockchain industry. The program is structured around the themes of society, technology, economic and politics and has four direct outcomes to expand frontiers, change systems, deliver services and build communities. The overarching aim is to work with many stakeholders to learn and build the vital infrastructure needed to make Smart Ledgers a success.


October 12, 2018 11:31

Distributed Futures Webinar: Quantum Computing

The Quantum Countdown: Quantum Computing And The Future Of Smart Ledger Encrytion

The post-quantum cryptography (“PQC”) problem will threaten the security of the world’s computer networks when large-scale quantum computers become available. The problem exists because such quantum computers would be able to break the security of widely-used public key cryptography, which allows remote parties to communicate securely and authenticate transactions and data without sharing a secret key in advance. It is uncertain when (and if) such quantum computers will become available - the nearest estimates are 10 to 15 years.

Fortunately, there are good solutions to the PQC problem, and better ones are emerging. The hard questions for individual computer system operators involve when and how to address the PQC problem, given its uncertain timing and the evolving solutions.

The webinar explained the PQC problem for both non-technical and technical readers, starting with the essentials of cryptography, quantum computing, and how quantum computing threatens public key cryptography. The available solutions to the PQC problem were then considered, and frameworks for deciding when and how to respond to it were provided.

Webinar was held on: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Webinar Slides can be found here: https://www.longfinance.net/events/all-events/the-quantum-countdown-quantum-computing-and-the-future-of-smart-ledger-encrytion/

For the full research report and further information on the Distributed Futures Research Programme, please click here: https://cardanofoundation.org/en/distributed-futures/

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Cardano Foundation partnered up with Z/Yen’s Distributed Futures to sponsor a research programme to investigate applications of blockchain technology. This research on Smart Ledgers and new technologies will not only help the development of the Cardano protocol but also help shape and influence the wider blockchain industry. The program is structured around the themes of society, technology, economic and politics and has four direct outcomes to expand frontiers, change systems, deliver services and build communities. The overarching aim is to work with many stakeholders to learn and build the vital infrastructure needed to make Smart Ledgers a success.


October 12, 2018 11:31

Distributed Futures Webinar: Geostamping

Smart Ledger Geostamping - Steps Towards Interoperability & Standards

Long Finance’s Distributed Futures research programme has an open source project, “GeoGnomo” to research and share methods for geostamping. Geostamping benefits from having memorable ways of recording areas that also aid efficient retrieval. GeoGnomo has built-to-share three approaches for recording areal information, a Quaternary Triangular System, a Quaternary Rectangular System, and a Variable Rectangular System for geostamping. Each can be used to record geographic areas into a blockchain.

Webinar was held on: Wednesday, 05 September 2018

Webinar Slides can be found here: https://www.longfinance.net/events/all-events/smart-ledger-geostamping-steps-towards-interoperability-standards-webinar/

For the full research report and further information on the Distributed Futures Research Programme, please click here: https://cardanofoundation.org/en/distributed-futures/

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Cardano Foundation partnered up with Z/Yen’s Distributed Futures to sponsor a research programme to investigate applications of blockchain technology. This research on Smart Ledgers and new technologies will not only help the development of the Cardano protocol but also help shape and influence the wider blockchain industry. The program is structured around the themes of society, technology, economic and politics and has four direct outcomes to expand frontiers, change systems, deliver services and build communities. The overarching aim is to work with many stakeholders to learn and build the vital infrastructure needed to make Smart Ledgers a success.


October 12, 2018 11:31

Distributed Futures Webinar: Pensions

Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions

Veterans of the UK pensions scene often describe a former world in which pensions were organised on a best efforts basis. They tend to lament its passing and view the current situation, in which pensions promises are either hard and immutable, as is the case with UK defined benefit (DB) schemes, or non-existent, as is the case with defined contribution (DC) schemes, unfavourably. However, in recent years, there has been an aspiration to allow greater flexibility and innovation in pension provision, than is allowed by these two extremes.

The webinar will focus on collective defined contribution (CDC) pensions, a new integrated system of accumulation and decumulation, which brings with it some new technological challenges. There is a need for an integrated administration and management system. Some aspects of a CDC scheme are rooted in practices arising in the DB world and some in DC, but there are also some which are entirely new, such as risk-sharing among members.

Webinar was held on: Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Webinar Slides can be found here: https://www.longfinance.net/events/all-events/smart-ledgers-collective-defined-contribution-pensions/

For the full research report and further information on the Distributed Futures Research Programme, please click here: https://cardanofoundation.org/en/distributed-futures/

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Cardano Foundation partnered up with Z/Yen’s Distributed Futures to sponsor a research programme to investigate applications of blockchain technology. This research on Smart Ledgers and new technologies will not only help the development of the Cardano protocol but also help shape and influence the wider blockchain industry. The program is structured around the themes of society, technology, economic and politics and has four direct outcomes to expand frontiers, change systems, deliver services and build communities. The overarching aim is to work with many stakeholders to learn and build the vital infrastructure needed to make Smart Ledgers a success.


October 12, 2018 11:05

Distributed Futures Webinar: Insurance Linked Securities

Insurance-Linked Securities - Their Potential Role In Cyber And Other Insurance

Customers want coverage for their cyber-assets – be they data, software, hardware, or connectivity. The insurance industry has always been a rabid consumer of data. Where to get it? How to measure its reliability? And how to predict and price the future using the past? As the world becomes more connected through technology, and increasingly reliant upon it, exciting new areas for the insurance industry are opening up. However, insufficient data means that insurers are struggling with how to accurately measure the different attendant risks, and, crucially, to how to ensure that they will be able to cover losses in the event of a massive systemic cyber-catastrophe.

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) could play a vital role. If the risk borne by the re-insurance industry could instead be borne by the capital markets, it would allow insurers to underwrite cyber-policies with more confidence. The appetite for ILS will be greatly improved by the introduction of clear and simple parametric/hybrid triggers, which will allow risk to be calculated and payments settled much more easily. This parametric approach lends itself naturally to a technological solution, currently being explored by Long Finance’s Distributed Futures project, sponsored by the Cardano Foundation.

Webinar was held on: Monday, 23 July 2018

Webinar Slides can be found here: https://www.longfinance.net/events/all-events/insurance-linked-securities-their-potential-role-in-cyber-and-other-insurance/

More information on the Distributed Futures Research Programme: https://cardanofoundation.org/en/distributed-futures/

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Cardano Foundation partnered up with Z/Yen’s Distributed Futures to sponsor a research programme to investigate applications of blockchain technology. This research on Smart Ledgers and new technologies will not only help the development of the Cardano protocol but also help shape and influence the wider blockchain industry. The program is structured around the themes of society, technology, economic and politics and has four direct outcomes to expand frontiers, change systems, deliver services and build communities. The overarching aim is to work with many stakeholders to learn and build the vital infrastructure needed to make Smart Ledgers a success.


September 20, 2018 17:42

Cardano Meetup in Krakow, Poland

In August, Cardano Foundation flew to Poland to attend and speak at meetups. Their first stop was Warsaw which you can read about here: https://forum.cardano.org/t/recap-warsaw-meetup-14-08-2018/15165

And their second stop was in Krakow! At this meetup, Jon and Tom from Cardano Foundation introduced the project and the Foundation's role. Followed by Duncan Coutts, Director of Engineering at IOHK also and Partner of Well-Typed, a Haskell consultancy program, presented on the development of Cardano, including the development philosophy and lessons learnt from launching mainnet.

Read the full recap of the Krakow meetup here: https://forum.cardano.org/t/recap-krakow-meetup-16-08-2018/15169


August 24, 2018 16:09

Webcast with Grigore Roșu, CEO of Runtime Verification

In this webcast, Jon Moss from Cardano Foundation’s Marketing & Community team caught up with Grigore Rosu, president and CEO of Runtime Verification. Grigore answered questions from the Cardano community about the research and development happening over at Runtime Verification for the Cardano protocol.

IOHK has partnered with Grigore and his startup, Runtime Verification, to develop new technology, based on formal semantics for Cardano, including a new virtual machine. Together they have recently launched two Cardano smart contract testnets, the KEVM testnet, a correct by construction version of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) specified in the K framework and the IELE testnet, a register-based virtual machine.


For discussion and comments on this video, head to our forum: https://forum.cardano.org/t/webcast-with-grigore-rosu-ceo-of-runtime-verification/15347

Learn more about Grigore and his background: https://runtimeverification.com/team/

Try out the KEVM and IELE testnets here: https://testnet.iohkdev.io/

Read blog posts from IOHK and Runtime Verification:
First Cardano testnet launches for smart contracts: https://iohk.io/blog/first-cardano-testnet-launches-for-smart-contracts/
IELE a new virtual machine for the blockchain: https://iohk.io/blog/iele-a-new-virtual-machine-for-the-blockchain
How formal verification of smart contracts work: https://runtimeverification.com/blog/how-formal-verification-of-smart-contracts-works/


January 19, 2018 17:15

Michael Parsons, Chairman of Cardano Foundation on BBC World News Live

Cardano Foundation Chairman, Michael Parsons appeared on the BBC World News today.

Michael, spoke about cryptocurrencies and the need for regulation from banks and governments. He also outlined the importance of the balance between regulation and personal privacy plus the importance of KYC (Know Your Customer) and how value is derived from use cases of the technology.

https://cardanofoundation.org/